Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Department: 9255 - Crisis Care Center - Adult
Location: 601 N Frio
San Antonio, TX, 78207
Salary Range: $103,415.00 - $155,123.00 Per Year
Work Schedule: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm


The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner  is responsible for conducting psychiatric examinations, prescribing and monitoring of psychotropic medications, and other consumer/patient related services, and completing associated documentation.


  1. Conduct psychiatric examinations and review collateral information of assigned patients in accordance with TDMHMR and guidelines, and Best Practices
  2. Prescribe psychotropic medications using Center's formulary and Electronic Prescribing System (EPS), to treat psychiatric illness; order labs in accordance with Best Practice guidelines
  3. Comply with Center's EMR requirements as established and modified from time to time
  4. Complete physician's certificates or other documentation for involuntary treatment in accordance with applicable laws and the Mental Health Code
  5. Perform Medicaid Administration Claiming (MAC) Time Study on a quarterly basis, and Participates in the Center's cost containment efforts
  6. Conduct regular reviews (and revisions of as needed) of treatment plans and provides the DSM IV, 5 Axis diagnosis on all assigned patients as required by Program and regulatory protocols, which includes a review of DG1A data/form
  7. Respond proactively with care to patients and families
  8. Evaluate urgent psychiatric patients in a competent and timely manner
  9. Complies with commitment laws 100% of the time
  10. Other duties as assigned



  1. Current Texas RN Advanced Practice the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners, Texas Department of Public Safety Controlled Substance Registration Certificate (DPS), and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Substance Registration Certificate (DEA)
  2. Completion of an accredited Psychiatric Residency Program
  3. Must have working knowledge of the principles of the development, implementation, and documentation of individualized care and treatment
  4. Must have working knowledge of State and Federal laws and professional standards related to psychiatric treatment
  5. Must have ability to evaluate patients, set up and carry out an effective course of treatment utilizing the expertise of other clinical personnel with a minimum of direction
  6. Must have proficiency with standard Microsoft Office applications and EMR systems
  7. Must maintain required credentials and mandatory training requirements to ensure compliance with all State regulations and CHCS policies
  8. Must maintain a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance coverage, be able to travel as needed, and be able to meet on a consistent basis the driving record requirements of the Company’s auto insurance carrier if you drive your vehicle during company business
  9. Must be able to meet the physical requirements to complete SAMA and CPR training including lifting up to 12 lbs. and supporting up to 55 lbs.; bending, stooping and getting on and off the floor without assistance.
  10. Must have adequate mobility that requires frequent walking, standing, bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching (vertical and horizontal), using fingers, hands, feet, legs and torso in various care. The employee must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must be able to occasionally transfer a consumer.



1. Bilingual (English/Spanish)


Physical Requirements/Demands = 1

1 = Primarily Direct Patient Care
2 = Primarily Office Work
3 = Primarily Physical Work


Compensation Package

Salary Range: $103,415.00 - $155,123.00 Per Year

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